President Joe Biden predicts Marquette to advance to the Final Four, Barack Obama has Golden Eagles being eliminated by Michigan State

Will the Marquette men's basketball team advance to its first Final Four in 20 years?

As a No. 2 seed in their region and as the Big East champs, the Golden Eagles (28-6) are a popular pick to return to the Final Four.

Count President Joe Biden on the Golden Eagles' bandwagon.

Biden's brackets were released on his official Twitter account Thursday morning before the round of 64 games got underway and he has Shaka Smart's team advancing to Houston to be one of the final four men's teams left standing.

Biden's national champion is already eliminated (the team he had beating Marquette in the Final Four)

But for Marquette fans is Biden's prediction a good thing?

After all, the president's national champion pick is already eliminated. He picked Arizona to beat Marquette in the Final Four and then go on to win the whole thing. The Wildcats suffered a stunning upset at the hands of 15th-seeded Princeton on Thursday.

Bracket busted.

Marquette fans, meanwhile, won't like former President Barack Obama's bracket. He has the Golden Eagles defeating Vermont on Friday, but then he predicts the Golden Eagles to fall to No. 7 Michigan State in the second round.

President Biden and Barack Obama both predicting Marquette's women's team to win in the first round

Both Biden and Obama pick the ninth-seeded Marquette women's team to advance out of the first round on Friday but then, not surprisingly, lose to No. 1 overall seed South Carolina, a team that enters the tourney 32-0 and the clear favorite to cut down the nets.

Obama didn't appear so confident when he tweeted out his brackets on Thursday, saying "My #MarchMadness brackets will get busted soon enough."

A lot of us know the feeling about a busted bracket over the years, but Obama is off to a solid start at 11-5 and, unlike Biden, his national champion pick is still on the board in Duke. Biden went 10-6 on the first day.

While in office during the NCAA Tournament from 2009-16, Obama, an avid basketball fan, always filled out his brackets during a segment called Barack-etology on ESPN.

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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: President Biden's March Madness bracket has Marquette in Final Four